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ALLIANCE CLOSE-OUT REPORT
KANSAS CITY AREA OFFICE
EXCELSIOR SPRINGS JOB CORPS CENTER ALLIANCE
October 15, 2009
Report Prepared by: Jacalyn Wheeler, Region VII Program Analyst
- Alliance Background
Date Signed: June 27, 2008
Date Renewed: Not Applicable
OSHA Kansas City Area Office and the Excelsior Springs Job Corps Center (Job
Corps) intend to establish a collaborative relationship to provide Job Corps
students, instructors and other stakeholders affiliated with Job Corps
operations with information, guidance and access to training resources that will
help them protect employees’ health and safety, particularly in reducing and
preventing exposure to occupational hazards faced by young workers.
Implementation Team Members:
Dan Corcoran, Assistant Area Director, OSHA Kansas City Area Office
Diane Gonzalez, Business and Community Liaison, Excelsior Springs Job Corps
June 27, 2008 – June 26, 2009
- Implementation Team Meetings
Although there have been no formal meetings, several informal telephone
conversations and emails between the implementation team members were held
during the early stages of the partnership. These informal communications were
to discuss potential training opportunities.
- Activities and Products
Training and Education
- April 18, 2008 Luncheon with Job Corps Industry Council and preliminary discussions held with management to get an alliance going.
- June 27, 2008 Alliance Signing with Area Director, Assistant Area Director, Job Corps facility Vice President, and two Job Corps Directors.
- September 25, 2008 Meeting to discuss training with facility President, VP, and two Directors.
- October 21, 2008 Luncheon with Job Corps Industry Council to discuss ongoing activities with the Industry Council. Discussed upcoming
alliance with various participants.
- On February 10, 2009, the Kansas City Area Office Assistant Area Director participated in the Jobs Corps Community Relations Council
luncheon to learn about Job Corps activities and to identify ways to aide in safety and health training activities. These periodic luncheons
are a gathering of Job Corps stakeholders and business community associates.
- On April 21, 2009, the Kansas City Area Office Assistant Area Director attended a luncheon where the Jobs Corps gave a presentation on
how their organization can help the business community maintain their production in offices and manufacturing plants.
During this evaluation period, the OSHA Kansas City Area Office Area Director or
Assistant Area Director participated and attended two Job Corps Community
Relations Council luncheons to learn Job Corps activities and identify safety
and health training needs.
|Type of Activity (Conference, Training, Print and Electronic
||Number of Individuals Reached or Trained
|April 18, 2008 Luncheon with Job Corps
|June 27, 2008 Alliance Signing
|September 25th, 2008 Meeting to discuss
|October 21, 2008 Luncheon with Job Corps
|February 10, 2009 Luncheon with Job Corps
|April 21, 2009 Luncheon with Job Corps
During the September 25th meeting, Job Corps requested the OSHA Kansas City
Area Office’s assistance in providing the OSHA 10-Hour Outreach Training Courses
to students. During the requested time frame, the Area Office lacked the staff
resources to provide the course but indicated that the area office could begin
providing resources by late November or early December due to the main training
provider being on medical leave for a month due to surgery. Following this, the
Job Corps failed to return subsequent phone and email messages related to
setting up opportunities to provide training to Job Corps students and teachers.
The Assistant Area Director, however, was still asked to attend Industry Council
meetings, where he continued to express an interest in helping out with
- Upcoming Milestones
With the lack of communication and commitment from the Job Corps Center to
provide OSHA an opportunity to move forward with the key intent of the alliance
- that being OSHA playing a role in training students and Job Corps instructors
- the OSHA Kansas City Area Office is terminating the Alliance as of June 26,
For more information, contact the Office of Outreach Services and Alliances at
202-693-2340 or go to OSHA's website.